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The Bramble [Reading] ➽ The Bramble ➳ Lee Nordling – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk In this beautifully illustrated and mostly wordless book, Cameron isn t small, but he s not exactly big He s not slow, but he s also not quick He wants friends, but it never quite seems to work out An In this beautifully illustrated and mostly wordless book, Cameron isn t small, but he s not exactly big He s not slow, but he s also not quick He wants friends, but it never quite seems to work out And in a game of tag, he s going to end up it Or at least that s how things are on this side of The Bramble On the other side, it s a different story On the other side of The Bramble, something extraordinary can happen, something that changes everything.


10 thoughts on “The Bramble

  1. David Schaafsma David Schaafsma says:

    A mostly wordless picture book about a boy who has to face some fears You know about the Upside Down from Stranger Things In The Bramble the Upside Down is the Bramble, filled with monsters, yes, but in this story they are monsters who befriend him and help him face the bullies he faces in his real life The art is good but comes out maybe a little too dark By that I mean hard to see , even for Halloween You have to work at figuring out what is going on, but once you do, it s a good fa A mostly wordless picture book about a boy who has to face some fears You know about the Upside Down from Stranger Things In The Bramble the Upside Down is the Bramble, filled with monsters, yes, but in this story they are monsters who befriend him and help him face the bullies he faces in his real life The art is good but comes out maybe a little too dark By that I mean hard to see , even for Halloween You have to work at figuring out what is going on, but once you do, it s a good fantasy and kid horror because it has kid level monsters about the uses of monsters in conquering fear


  2. Rachel Rachel says:

    A chubby faced boy finds his way into a realm of magical creatures after the older kids refuse to play tag with him Wonder fills his eyes with each sight in this beautifully rendered world Almost completely wordless, the boy helps these creatures face a menacing foe, a sweeping wave that is a metaphor for the seemingly overwhelming power of bullies in the real world To overcome this, he tricks the wave with a game of tag, and after dodging it countless times, manages to outsmart it to the gre A chubby faced boy finds his way into a realm of magical creatures after the older kids refuse to play tag with him Wonder fills his eyes with each sight in this beautifully rendered world Almost completely wordless, the boy helps these creatures face a menacing foe, a sweeping wave that is a metaphor for the seemingly overwhelming power of bullies in the real world To overcome this, he tricks the wave with a game of tag, and after dodging it countless times, manages to outsmart it to the great relieve of his new friends Shades of brown start of this tale to give a down to earth look to the real world, while different colours are used for the other world Hues flow from page to page blues into purples, into blues then greens They shift with the changing atmosphere For this slightly dark Fantasy setting, sketchy colouring is used to emphasize shadows Twisting wood, and branches, carry the tangled style of the bramble passageway into subsequent panels to give continuity to the world While there is little text, the author does a good job of clearly presenting his message of friendship and courage, for after the boy s adventure he returns to his worldconfident than before


  3. Valerie Barnhart Valerie Barnhart says:

    1 This book is extremely easy to follow with very few words and panels colored in monochromatic design The panels are easy to follow and creatively drawn creatures show emotions through the pictures 2 I would suggest using this book for a student with limited language skills or K 2 It would be a great book to have students give words and dialogue to the main character It allows for the reader to imagine their own interpretation 3 No cautions or concerns The little boy seems scared of th 1 This book is extremely easy to follow with very few words and panels colored in monochromatic design The panels are easy to follow and creatively drawn creatures show emotions through the pictures 2 I would suggest using this book for a student with limited language skills or K 2 It would be a great book to have students give words and dialogue to the main character It allows for the reader to imagine their own interpretation 3 No cautions or concerns The little boy seems scared of the dark and the monsters that live in the bramble As he befriends the creatures in the bramble, he learns that he has inner strength to stand up to his fears and also the bigger boys he was playing tag with


  4. P. P. says:

    I thought the emotional tone was spot on nailed the bravery of approaching new groups, heartbreak of being rejected, joy at finding new kindred spirits however, I m not sure that the Tag metaphor really worked, and I m not sure that the resolution made that much sense.


  5. Adrienne Wilson Adrienne Wilson says:

    Wow Awesome Dymphnan had me read it every night, even though we have 50 other library books We probably will buy this one.


  6. Nina Nina says:

    Cuuuuteee Shouldn t really be counting this as a book, seeing as it s so short but Whatevs P


  7. Melissa Melissa says:

    The Bramble is a picture book with very minimal text For the most part the story is told by illustrations I love these books because it allows you to come up with the text You create the story with the author.Lee Nordling and Bruce Zick have created a very interesting book As is so important in a visual heavy book, the illustrations really draw the eye They are incredibly intricate pen and ink see the hash mark images The color used is mainly to define the two worlds The world outside of The Bramble is a picture book with very minimal text For the most part the story is told by illustrations I love these books because it allows you to come up with the text You create the story with the author.Lee Nordling and Bruce Zick have created a very interesting book As is so important in a visual heavy book, the illustrations really draw the eye They are incredibly intricate pen and ink see the hash mark images The color used is mainly to define the two worlds The world outside of the bramble has a sepia feel to it while the world inside of the bramble has a blue tone to it Honestly, my favorite pictures where when Cameron, the main character, is climbing through the bramble The depiction of the bramble is just cool.The story is sort of a coming of age story The main character is not the most popular guy and goes into the bramble conquers and evil and gains confidence that he then applies to his real world life I found it an enjoyable book.I am going to say my least favorite part of the book was the front inside flap Like most books with inside flaps, this is where the authors put a summary or teaser Unfortunately, I felt they included too much information First off, it is the only place that the main characters name is given In the story, he is never named, so his name could be my name or your name Not naming him brings up the possibility that he could be anyone that has ever felt left out Also, the way they described the main character were not things that I would have picked up from the pictures It comes off as though the authors didn t feel the pictures could carry the book without some explanation They should have hadfaith in the illustrations However, front flap aside, it is still a 4 5 star book


  8. Vidya Tiru Vidya Tiru says:

    My thoughts Great illustrations and unique story telling help convey a message that needs to be repeated often bullying is not cool But friendship is way cooler And you learn that you can find and make friends in the most unexpected places.The illustrations might be a little scary for really young kids but has something of Where the Wild Things are in a toned down kind of way both in color since bright color is not something you will see in this book mostly muds and shadows and in My thoughts Great illustrations and unique story telling help convey a message that needs to be repeated often bullying is not cool But friendship is way cooler And you learn that you can find and make friends in the most unexpected places.The illustrations might be a little scary for really young kids but has something of Where the Wild Things are in a toned down kind of way both in color since bright color is not something you will see in this book mostly muds and shadows and in dialog almost none That toned downness fits this book though and I did enjoy reading the pictures in this book My kids thoughts My little girl She said that this book is different, loved how they all became friends towards the end, did not like the fact that there were mainly boys in this book When I mentioned that I think I did see a girl, she replied saying that the girl was not given enough of a role She gave this book 4.5 out of 5 stars mainly because of the girl factor mentioned here.My little boy I loved the concept of using pictures mainly to tell the story he loves cartooning The book was awesome and how the little boy figured out how to get the mean boy not to bully him any how he dodged the wave it was pure genius I give this book 10 out of 5 stars Rating B Reading Level 7 years and upReread Level 4 5 Disclaimer Thank you to NetGalley for sending me a digital review copy of the books above I was not compensated for my review My thoughts on the books were in no way influenced by the author or publicist They are my personal opinions formed when I read the books


  9. Laura Laura says:

    I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Bramble is about a young boy who s teased by the other kids, and sometime ignored by them When he wanders into the Bramble, he finds a new world with new possibilities.I m a little torn on what this book really is It s marked as a graphic novel, but I went into it with the mind set of a picture book It certainly has frames similar to that o I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Bramble is about a young boy who s teased by the other kids, and sometime ignored by them When he wanders into the Bramble, he finds a new world with new possibilities.I m a little torn on what this book really is It s marked as a graphic novel, but I went into it with the mind set of a picture book It certainly has frames similar to that of graphic novels Still, I think this could easily be read by very young children especially since it s mostly wordless , and that puts it the picture book realm for me While I found the illustrations beautiful, I wasn t impressed with the story It just felt like a new version of Where the Wild Things Are Cameron journeys to the other side of The Bramble, where he finds odd shaped creatures who help him learn They even kind of looked like the creatures in Where the Wild Things Are If a book is reminding me too much of another book, that immediately puts it in the not recommended category Sorry, but originality is important, especially in children s books That s what makes one book stand out from another and it seems to happen so rarely for me with picture books.Readreviews at Owl Tell You About It


  10. zxvasdf zxvasdf says:

    This mostly wordless story about a boy who discovers a passage into a world of monsters, and unlike Where the Wild Things Go, he befriends these monsters instead The boy helps them with a serious problem and in the process, he learns something about himself When he returns to his world, he uses it to good effect.Not all monsters are bad Sometimes they re just as scared as you are inside The same is very true for people, and sometimes the really mean ones are just afraid to open up Also, if This mostly wordless story about a boy who discovers a passage into a world of monsters, and unlike Where the Wild Things Go, he befriends these monsters instead The boy helps them with a serious problem and in the process, he learns something about himself When he returns to his world, he uses it to good effect.Not all monsters are bad Sometimes they re just as scared as you are inside The same is very true for people, and sometimes the really mean ones are just afraid to open up Also, if you don t challenge yourself, you won t learn your true capabilities The bramble represents the struggle you need to go through to go to the other side.The Bramble packs this powerful message into a gorgeously drawn realm of timid monsters and brutal bullies I read this with my three year old daughter She likes her monsters, and it says a lot for this book that she was able to recognize that The Bramble s monsters looked afraid and sad It actually engaged her a lotthan most graphic novels that she sometimes likes to read with me


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